Tonto Polychrome probably developed out of earlier Pinto and Gila Polychromes. Bowls and ollas have flaring rims. Red and white slips are applied to the exteriors of bowls, but unlike Gila Polychrome, the interiors are undecorated but sometimes smudged. Designs are thickly painted in black and only in the white-slipped areas. Our example was an imported ware brought into the Mattocks site late in its history.
Paste: Brick red to tan